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Old 11-04-2013, 02:08 PM   #3856
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Old 11-04-2013, 02:15 PM   #3857
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I wonder is if it is any different with a "trickle" charging system? That is what the " Battery Tender" brand actually are. Once the battery is fully charged, they are "float" chargers. I just checked their website, and there is nothing that says the battery has to be out of vehicle. In fact, they supply plugs you wire onto battery( on motorcycle), so you can easily connect and disconnect at ease.

I suspect the warning Bubu is referring to is, not using a full standard battery charger, while connect to motorcycle?
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Old 11-04-2013, 03:13 PM   #3858
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I wonder is if it is any different with a "trickle" charging system? That is what the " Battery Tender" brand actually are. Once the battery is fully charged, they are "float" chargers. I just checked their website, and there is nothing that says the battery has to be out of vehicle. In fact, they supply plugs you wire onto battery( on motorcycle), so you can easily connect and disconnect at ease.

I suspect the warning Bubu is referring to is, not using a full standard battery charger, while connect to motorcycle?

Doug - No, the Optimate is a trickle charger, and works exactly the way you described in your post...it too comes with connectors that you fix to the battery whilst it is on the bike so you can just plug it in when you get home from a ride ...once the battery is fully charged the charger automatically switches to 'maintain' mode.
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Old 11-04-2013, 03:13 PM   #3859
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I always use an Optimate 3 or 4, and i had problem on my VFR (regulator like many hondas) and with the TL1000R.

It is not really a good way for electronic devices.

And you have the problem with the H2, so take care with the battery!
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Old 11-04-2013, 03:14 PM   #3860
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SSSOOOO FUN

the architect was a bit "drunk"
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Old 11-07-2013, 01:26 PM   #3861
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SSSOOOO FUN

the architect was a bit "drunk"

It looks that way! LOl! Actually the building houses 'The Rennie Mackintosh house' .... inside all the rooms are reconstructions of the interiors of Mackintosh's own home with all his own designed furniture and artifacts.

Few more of the pics from past ride-outs - 'happy days' ...

Callander...




Sarah on the 1000 for a change...



The ferry across the Kyles of Bute...



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Old 11-08-2013, 08:15 AM   #3862
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It's good to see that there are riders out there that can keep a Suzi1000 the rightside up! and it's a woman!!

Kam, I think we will give you a break from the ribbing around Christmas.


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Old 11-09-2013, 06:57 AM   #3863
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Kam winter is here, time to work

Casimir in first!





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-completely check of the bike
-New rear shock
-Preparing forcks
-New front brakes
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But this bike is horrible to work. It is the hardest bike to do the mechanic i ever did!!!

And you? same on the Sarah's gixxer?
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Old 11-09-2013, 01:46 PM   #3864
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It's good to see that there are riders out there that can keep a Suzi1000 the rightside up! and it's a woman!!

Kam, I think we will give you a break from the ribbing around Christmas.

Lol! - Well, at least someone in our household can! ..... perhaps I should ban myself to the pillion, ha ha.

'Christmas' you say?...so I'm getting off lightly then!
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Bubu,

Good to see you are getting 'stuck in' . It's a nice garage set up you have there. Unfortunately, as you know, our bikes live in a large communal garage under the flats.... and the 'powers that be' don't even like it if we charge the batteries down there.
So, no - other than clean and spray Sarah's gixxer with Fs365 protector spray, remove the battery and cover her, that's it ...till spring when the gixxer will go to the dealers for a service ready for next season.
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Old 11-09-2013, 02:33 PM   #3866
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Bubu,

Good to see you are getting 'stuck in' . It's a nice garage set up you have there. Unfortunately, as you know, our bikes live in a large communal garage under the flats.... and the 'powers that be' don't even like it if we charge the batteries down there.
So, no - other than clean and spray Sarah's gixxer with Fs365 protector spray, remove the battery and cover her, that's it ...till spring when the gixxer will go to the dealers for a service ready for next season.
i remember my old flat. I checked my bikes … in the dinning room

i can work on my bikes, but it is so difficult with modern bike and i don't have all the tools for that (too expensive).

my new shock on Casimir (the ZZR)

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Old 11-10-2013, 01:18 PM   #3867
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i remember my old flat. I checked my bikes in the dinning room

i can work on my bikes, but it is so difficult with modern bike and i don't have all the tools for that (too expensive).

my new shock on Casimir (the ZZR)


Looks like the big ZZR will be handling a little sweeter next year bubu.
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Old 11-10-2013, 01:27 PM   #3868
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Freezing temps this weekend with plenty of ice lying this morning. We have been out cycling both days ...yesterday we completed the last section of the Union Canal into the heart of Edinburgh, which is a small 'milestone' for us, as it means we have now explored the entire length of both the Clyde & Forth Canal and the connecting Union Canal from Bowling on the west coast across to the Firth of Forth and Edinburgh on the East coast.

These swans were waiting for us at the end of the Union Canal in Edinburgh...





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AS luck would have it the Union Canal passes quite close to 'Saltire Suzuki' (where I bought my last gixxer) and, as it was starting to rain we took the opportunity to pop in for a wee look round. They have now also got a Yamaha franchise and also sell Royal Enfields which are made in, and imported, from India I understand. Seems a bit weird that India are exporting Royal Enfields to Britain.....when at one time it would have been the other way round......but I guess it is just a sign of the 'changing times'.




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Old 11-11-2013, 01:42 AM   #3870
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Royal Enfields, the best marketing lesson

How to sell the same thing more expensive than at the beginning…
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